Last time I was in Auckland I saw a gorgeous matte mustard eyeshadow at the Bobbi Brown store. Not being in a position to buy it at the time, I hoped I would be able to buy it from Sephora when ordering some other things, but they didn’t have it in stock, which led to several hours scouring the internet for the best matte mustard eyeshadow. Turns out they’re not that common! Eventually I settled on the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in M408 mustard. It’s definitely not a shade you can sweep across your lid when you’re in a rush to get out the door, but I love the colour.
These eyeshadows aren’t cheap at $21 USD a pan, although you get a discount if you buy more than one at a time. They are massive, though, almost blush-sized, so I can’t see me running low on this any time soon. The shade range is absolutely astonishing and if the quality of this one is anything to go by, they’re just as good as any other high end eyeshadows I’ve used.
On my skin in this look is the Diorskin Nude BB creme in shade 002. I’ve been loving this as it’s got a bit less coverage than a foundation (obviously) but still does a decent job at covering my redness – helped with some concealer, of course.
I applied the MUFE shadow all over the lid, defined the crease with MAC Soft Brown and then deepened it with MAC Espresso. I was a bit worried about wearing what is essentially yellow eyeshadow, but the warm brown tones I’ve paired it with ground the look and I think it’s actually quite wearable! I also went back at the last minute and dabbed a touch of shimmer on the inner third of my eyelid (MAC Amber Lights) as it was looking a little bit flat with all those matte shades.
So what do you think? Mustard eyeshadow, is it for you?